How Cosmetic Dentistry Is More Than Just a Smile Makeover

Did you know that smiling boosts your mood? That’s right! Just the simple act of sharing your smile can release neurotransmitters that boost your mood. Smiling also makes you more approachable, makes you feel less stressed, and leaves you feeling more confident. 

But what if you don’t love your smile? Many people feel insecure about minor dental imperfections. If you have a firm commitment to the closed-lip smile or always delete pictures if your teeth show, you’re not alone.

At Meadowbrook Dental Care, we want you to have a healthy smile, but we also want you to enjoy your pearly whites too. A beautiful smile makeover can help you achieve both of those goals. 

Our experienced dentists, Miguel A. Casañas Jr., DDS, and Publio Silfa, DDS, are honored to be a part of your smile transformations.

If you’re new to the topic of smile makeovers, you might be surprised to learn that smile makeovers are more than just aesthetic treatments. In this blog, we explore all of the ways that a smile makeover supports your oral health.

Improved dental hygiene

Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the beauty of your smile, but it doesn’t stop there. Some cosmetic services also improve the function of your mouth. 

For example, if you are bothered by crooked or overcrowded teeth, you might include Invisalign as part of your smile makeover. Invisalign clear aligner trays straighten your teeth and correct other orthodontic issues. 

When your teeth are properly aligned, it’s much easier to floss and brush your teeth, and this is especially helpful if you had very crowded teeth. When you can floss easily, you have a better chance of removing plaque, bacteria, and other debris from between your teeth.

Say goodbye to low self-esteem

If stains, chips, or misshapen teeth make you feel self-conscious, it can affect your life in many ways. You may not feel like participating in social outings, or you may even shy away from work opportunities. 

But researchers found that addressing those bothersome cosmetic issues had a profound effect. When dental patients underwent a smile makeover, they noticed improved self-esteem and overall quality of life.

That’s because when you feel confident, you’re more likely to be outgoing, to pursue your goals, and reach for the stars. 

At Meadowbrook Dental Care, we offer many services to help you reach your goals. From veneers to professional whitening treatments, we have what it takes to help you love your smile again.

In other words, a smile makeover isn’t just about your teeth. It can lift your mood and give you the confidence to live your best life.

Improved form and function

Misaligned teeth can make it hard to eat comfortably or speak clearly. Cosmetic dentistry services like Invisalign can both straighten your teeth but also improve the function of your mouth. 

This means that cosmetic dentistry can play a big role when it comes to the function of your mouth.

Strengthen your teeth

Different types of dental procedures can strengthen your teeth. Veneers, for instance, are thin porcelain shells that bond to your natural teeth. This bonding creates additional strength and stability, not to mention beauty.

Crowns are another example of a dental procedure that can strengthen your teeth. Dental crowns can enhance the appearance of a misshapen or stained tooth, but they can also support a weakened tooth and prevent future fractures.

Motivation to keep up with your daily habits

When your teeth are stained or chipped, it’s tempting to neglect your at-home oral care routine. But when you see the true potential of your smile, you might feel more inclined to keep up with your at-home routine. 

After a whitening treatment, for example, you may be more likely to floss, use mouthwash, and brush twice a day to keep up with your results.

Your dream smile is just a call away

If you’ve been dreaming of a dazzling and healthier smile, consider a smile makeover. Not only will a smile makeover enhance the appearance of your teeth, but it can also lift your mood, boost your confidence, strengthen your teeth, and make your teeth easier to clean.

If you’re ready to explore your cosmetic dental options, give our Mineola, New York, office a call at 516-231-1742. You can also request an appointment online.

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